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Get to Know Aleta Nimlos, Executive Assistant

Aleta: I’m grateful to have the chance to do the work that helps change the lives of children   What does a typical day at work look like? The “typical day” doesn’t really exist for me, given that my role requires me to pivot pretty frequently throughout any given day! I support Children’s HeartLink’s entire … Continued

Our Board Chair Heather Hudnut Page Sees Our Impact in Vietnam Up Close

“They are doing tremendous lifesaving work! We were impressed by the tremendous vision and passion of the teams to continue to improve and expand to meet the needs of more patients.” Our board chair Heather Hudnut Page recently visited our partner hospitals in Vietnam and called her tour “eye-opening.” We have two partner hospitals in … Continued

Meet Davi, a Happy and Healthy 3-Year-Old from Brazil

Davi likes horses, motorcycles, playing ball, and is a loving and happy child. It’s hard to believe that this 3-year-old boy was born with a complex heart defect that required surgery when he was just 1 day old. He needed another surgery 6 months later. Without these surgeries, babies with this defect live no longer … Continued

Winnie from Kenya Shares Her Story and Passion to Improve Health Care

Winnie with her daughter   “I’m 42 and still strong. Thanks to Children’s HeartLink.” Winnie Wanna Njue from Kenya comments often on our Facebook posts. Almost three decades earlier she was among the children who came to Minnesota to have lifesaving heart surgery. Winnie was diagnosed with heart disease when she was 10, in 1987. … Continued

Medtronic Foundation Highlights Our Work Together in India  

Medtronic Foundation has featured Children’s HeartLink as one of its partners that uses successful practices to build the capacity of health care workers and strengthen health systems in countries with underserved populations. Since 2003 we have been training in-country medical teams through a capacity-building approach, helping medical providers strengthen and reinforce their clinical skills and … Continued

Boston Scientific Helps Increase Access to Heart Care for Children in Malaysia

A medical volunteer from Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides training for the staff of Serdang Hospital, our newest partner in Malaysia   Boston Scientific has renewed its support for our work in Malaysia, where we focus not only on training heart care specialists, but also on developing the infrastructure for pediatric cardiac care. This ensures that … Continued

Call for Nominations for the Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Children’s HeartLink will be presenting its first annual Founders Award in honor of Dr. Joe Kiser at the HeartLink Gala in Minneapolis on October 25, 2019. Submission deadline is August 15, 2019. Read the award nomination form and consider nominating someone who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and has made remarkable contributions to the Children’s HeartLink mission. … Continued

50 Years Blog: Nurse Be Ho Changed Her Life by Helping Children

“My whole life I worked with children,” said Be Ho, sharing her story about how she got involved in the Children’s Heart Fund, the name of Children’s HeartLink until 1994. Children’s Heart Fund changed her life, not just her job.  In 1972, Be Ho escorted one of the first groups of children from Vietnam to … Continued